cable; your avatar is NICE... lol who is that?!?
thanks bean. i actually have no idea who that is. i have a bunch of pics on my comp, i am looking for the pic to see what i named it to try to find out, but i can't even find it. oh well let's enjoy it for what it is lol.
Thanks alot for all the input guys, I really appreciate it. I am revamping the whole workout. From what I see so far, my body feels good, and I am probably not wasting so many calories for the same result.....time will tell. If I get superhuman results I will post them, and you will all have my thanks...And a date with cable626's avatar, lol.
At 280, I might be a snack for you.Originally Posted by exnihilo
I usually train hard and heavy, keeping volume around 12-15 sets. I find that a few weeks at high intensity, higer rep training to be very beneficial, however. I always have one exercise as a 'core' for that bodypart that always gets the heavy treatment (squat, bench, deads,etc), but getting some volume in there now and again will really help with muscular endurance. Plus, it'll give joints and tendons some relief from the stress of strength focused lifting.
IE:Its great to be able to bench 300+ lbs, but if you're spent after 60 pushups that kinda sucks...Variation is the key, IMO.
60 pushups? I have to fight hard to get 40
My endurance is getting a lot better recently though. I can bike up some gnarly hills recently without stopping and without feeling like I'm going to die.
When I was at my all time strongest/heaviest back in Dec I weighed 240+lbs and was as strong as an ox. (and a small Ox compared to you ExNihilo!), but after climbing the stairs in the mall while xmas shopping I felt winded!! I was terrible. Im down about 2-3% BF now ~11lbs lighter since I started cutting, and I feel SO much better. Note quite as strong, which sucks, but a worthwhile tradeoff to not feel like Im going to die when I run to the end of the driveway
Its a tough balance to maintain...its like big&strong and lean&fast are at two opposite ends of the spectrum, and the harder you push for one the more you have to let go of the other. And if you try to maintain both, gains in either take excrutiatingly long to achieve. Unless you dont have to work and can focus on training/diet 24/7!!!
MAn, you hit the nail on the head right there...so true..Originally Posted by BigVrunga
Yeah. One thing that's really helped with how I feel in general and energy levels is fixing my diet to include mountains of green veggies and some lentils/other stuff.Originally Posted by BigVrunga
I'm thinking of getting back into muay thai over the summer when I have some free time, I haven't done any sort of martial arts since I was down around 220. I'm sure it'll be a shock to my system, but I'm hoping as I get down to around ~275ish I will be able to handle it no problem. As good as I'm feeling right now, 20lbs of fat loss will probably having me bouncing off walls
I think I'm the lean and fast side of the scale I do know I run pretty fast and have very good endurance...Originally Posted by BigVrunga
after not running for 9 years, the first time iwent out, i ran a 6:23 mile without trying too terribly hard
Just to clarify, you can be fast and huge. You just can't be huge and have good endurance. There are guys out there near 300lbs who can run the 40 in low 4's, but don't ask them to run a mile at a fast speed... Also, your agility suffers to some degree as you put on weight, which is why you don't see 280lb ballet dancersOriginally Posted by Bean
I had good endurance at 165, but at 230 running a couple miles is indeed a workout!! getting a lot better though. Im sure there's a 'perfect' balance for everyone, I'd rather lean toward the mass side myself. But I'll never neglect my cardio again!
When I break 210 I will worry about being fast, with my metabolism if I ran down the driveway, I would burn 3500 of my 4000 cals. lol.
yeah I bumped up the cals to 4000 because exnihilo made fun of me. j/k